Asia is located in northern and eastern hemispheres and this continent is the most populous and largest among the world. About 60% of world’s population is in Asia with 4 billion people and the continent’s population has been quadrupled during 20th century. Asian continent is surrounded by Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean. Almost all the world religions are originated in Asia. Asia is the term originated from Western civilization concept. Ancient Asian people never agreed to this as they did not think themselves together. According to them, each of them differs in their civilizations which are just opposite to the European belief.
Europeans of medieval period identified Asia as a different landmass or continent. The geographic sub-regions of Asia as used by UN are Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Northern Asia, Southeastern Asia, Southern Asia and Western Asia. Among all the continents, Asia ranks third in nominal GDP after Europe and America. Asia’s largest economies are Japan, India, South Korea, Indonesia and China. Recent economically growing nations are Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Mongolia, Cyprus, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Abundance of natural resources is there in Asia such as fish, rice, water, silver, copper, forests and petroleum. Asia is the strongest in manufacturing in Southeast and East Asia especially in South Korea, India, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and China. The four major financial centers of Asia are Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Asia was the birthplace of several civilizations and each civilization was developed from the river valleys. Many similarities are there in between the Huanghe, Indus Valley and Mesopotamia. Asia is also the birthplace of several languages and each language differs from each other.
Each religion in Asia has its own philosophy which contain large array of philosophical writing and thoughts. The origin of Abrahamic religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Bahai faith and Islam are in West Asia. The origin of religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism was in India. Asia is travelers’ dream destination as the continent satisfies every need of a traveler. Some of the top and fascinating tourist destinations of Asia are China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and India. The most famous tourist destination of Asia is Hong Kong. Kowloon Peninsula, New Territories, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island and other 260 islands are worth visiting.
India’s Taj Mahal situated in Agra is worth visiting with its intricate marble carvings, precious stones, calligraphy and inlay work. Japan’s Tokyo Disney Land was the first theme park of Disney that built outside US. In China, you can find another seven wonder of the world, the Great Wall of China. Everland which is a theme park of South Korea is another tourist destination worth visiting. Some of the famous tourist destinations of China are Beijing Shanghai, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Xian, Litang and many more. Cambodia is also popular among the tourists and the major destination of the country is Angkor Wat which is a World Heritage Site.
Some of the popular tourist destinations of Asia are:
China: The Great Wall of China is the major attraction in China as it is the one among the seven wonders. The city of Hong Kong is the popular destination of travelers because Hong Kong consists of Kowloon Peninsula, New Territories, Hong Kong Island and other 260 islands. Some of the other attractions of China are Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Shaolin Temple and Mount Tai.
Japan: Japan is known for its unique culture, history and traditions. Japan has several tourist spots such as amusement parks, sports venues, science museums and beautiful landscape. Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and the most frequented city by the travelers all around the world. The popular destinations of Tokyo are Sensoji Temple, Imperial Palace, Keji shrine, several monasteries and temples. Mount Fuji, a volcanic peak and Japan Alps are the other popular destinations of travelers. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are also frequented by the travelers.
India: Enjoy the vacation in India, one among the ancient civilizations of the world. India is rich in its culture, scenic beauties, colonial structures, historical monuments and palaces. Goa is the favorite tourist spot for both honeymoon couples and vacationers. Goa has several golden beaches, churches and ancient buildings that have the colonial charm. Agra is another popular destination of tourists because Taj Mahal, one among the Seven Wonders of the World is situated here. New Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bangalore are some of the other popular tourist destinations of the country.
Singapore: Singapore culture is a mixture of all such as India, China and other Asian countries. Singapore consists of 63 islands that include the mainland of Singapore and the country is reputed for its cleanliness. Sentosa Island is a popular destination of Singapore with its scenic beauty, beautiful beaches and outdoor activities. The Zoological Gardens of Singapore is another major attraction where you can enjoy the night safari. The Singapore Science Center is an education hub for the young scientist and the center consist of an Omni-theatre with giant screen that gives you a great cinematic experience.
Malaysia: Malaysia is also famous among travelers with its gorgeous vacation spots, skyscrapers, natural wonders, historical monuments. Emerald Bay is considered as one among the top ten beaches in the world favorite tourist destinations of Malaysia. Carey Island, Kuala Lumpur and historic temple Jalan Tokong are some of the other famous tourist spots of Malaysia.
Thailand: This country is the cheapest place to travel in Asia. Thailand welcomes the tourists with its incredible beaches, exotic adventures in jungle and Buddhist temples. Phuket and Bangkok are the famous cities of Thailand.